Northern California: Woodland sting targets unlicensed contractors

The Yolo County, California District Attorney’s Office Workers’ Compensation Fraud Unit recently coordinated a joint operation in Woodland to hold unlicensed contractors accountable for violations of contractor’s law and workers’ compensation fraud, District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced. Davis Enterprise

Nearly 300 in Virginia join lawsuit against USPS over time card manipulation

Lawyers filed a collective action complaint with about 40 plaintiffs in federal court in Richmond, Virginia on Monday. It claims Post Office management required mail carriers to work ‘off the clock’ without compensation in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. A letter carrier stumbled on the alleged time card tampering while filing a workers’ […]

‘In sickness and in health’

John Williams Jr.’s life changed irrevocably in 2014 when he was involved in a horrific crane accident while working at VT Halter shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Williams, an experienced crane operator, lost a significant portion of his skull, his vision and his independence. He suffered permanent, severe brain damage that left him with the mental […]

Retired firefighter alleges corruption in workers’ comp program

A firefighter hurt on the job is accusing Montgomery County, Maryland’s workers’ compensation program of widespread corruption. The firefighter said delayed diagnosis and treatment forced him to go on disability and the delays are costing the taxpayers money. Alan Marcus, a 52-year-old retired firefighter, said physicians are doctoring medical records instead of patients and misdiagnosing […]

Illinois: Despite union criticism, Bears don’t fear free-agent freezeout

With free agency set to begin March 9, the Chicago Bears aren’t worried that their support of a workers’-compensation bill, or threats made by the NFL Players Association, will scare away players. NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith recently said that the union would steer free agents away from the Bears because of their […]